By Allen Hamrick
The Lady Panthers have had a rough week dropping two games in a three game series.
The much anticipated rematch of the Lady Panthers and Lady Grizzlies of Nicholas County was no less than a great match between two teams. It was all a fan could ask for, other than the loss. The game was well calculated by both coaches. Leads changed like laundered money all the way until the last seconds ticked off the clock.
It was 56-57 with the Lady Grizzlies in the lead with 18 seconds left. The Lady Grizzlies took the ball down the court just getting through the Lady Panther defense. With seven seconds left on the clock, the Lady Panthers had to make a three point shot; no pressure at all. Unfortunately, the ball didn’t find the net and the Lady Panthers lost by three.
The scoring from the Lady Panthers averaged out pretty even with each player getting a piece of the pie. Sarah Boggs fouled out which had to be part of the Lady Grizzly plan. Boggs gets the job done underneath and scores a lot of points, and that was a weapon that had to be stopped. Regardless of the loss, it was a well played game.
The Lady Panthers played again mid-week, got their touch back and outlasted the Lady Eagles of Braxton 61-47.
Then, it was a Gilmer rematch on Friday night, and the last game between the two teams was a good one.
It was not to be this time for the Lady Panthers. They scored in the single digits three of the four periods, and the only way to win a ballgame shooting single digit points is to be playing mannequins. The Lady Panthers lost a tough one by the score of 43-64.
The Lady Panthers will have three matches this week. With LKC placement looming on the horizon, let’s hope the Lady Panthers can work out the bugs and either go out swinging or make it to the top. Go Lady Panthers!